Young Israel of St. Louis


4 TEVET 5774 – 10 TEVET 5774



The Sarah Adelman Memorial Fund in the memory of its beloved friend, benefactor, and board member, Merle Hartstein.

In honor of Yoni Strashun's birthday, with love, from Mommy & Abba.

Friday December 6th

Candle Lighting                                                 4:22 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 4:20 pm

Saturday December 7th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:15 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                  9:29 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur                                             no pre-mincha shiur

Mincha                                                             4:10 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                       4:10 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   5:22 pm

Kiddush:Sponsored by Keith & Karen Zeff in honor of their granddaughter, Nava.

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsored by Howard & Jackie Oppenheimer to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Jackie’s father, Victor Feldman.

Weekday Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                           6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday                                       6:40 am

Friday – Fast Day                                             see below


Mincha/Maariv                                                 4:25 pm


Friday December 13th – Asarah B’Tevet

Fast begins                                                       5:46 am

Shacharit                                                          6:20 am

Chatzot                                                            11:56 am

Mincha                                                             4:00 pm

Fast Ends                                                         5:22 pm






Yehoshua Sommer                                                                  יהושע בן זהבה

Dr. Lester Zeffren                                                                   יואל אליעזר בן יוספה לאה

Steven Zweig                                                                          שלמה תודרוס בן אסתר רבקה

James Kauders                                                                        Jane יעקב טוביה בן

Joseph Winkleman                                                                  יוסף בן שיינדל

                                                                                                משה בן דאליש רבקה

                                                                                                יהודה ארי בן פרומה

                                                                                                שמואל חיים שמחה בן דברה רייזל

                                                                                                דורון דניאל בן יפה

                                                                        נעמי בת מרים

                                                                                                צביה בת בריינה

                                                                                                רחל לאה בת ייטיל

                                                                                                הילה בת פייגא חנה

                                                                        חיה הדסה זהבה בת לאה רייזא

                                                                                                Jane Carol בתיה בת

Ruth Nitsun                                                                            רות רבקה בת פרומא רחל

Rachel Adler                                                                           רחל בת אסתר

Sarah Leah Carman                                                                 שרה לאה בת חנה גיטל

Shira Starr                                                                               שירה פייגא בת מאירה ליבא

Chana Tova Poupko                                                               חנה טובה בת אסתר שושנה


Mazal Tov to Leon & Ruth Nitsun on the upcoming marriage of their granddaughter, Michal, to Moshe Feivelson.

Mazal Tov to Rabbi Gavriel & Naomi Munk on the birth of a grandson.


THANK YOU: Thank you to Amir & Michelle Wolfe who are the ushers this week for the youth groups.

YELLOW SAFEFY BELTS are available for the membership, to be used by adults and children whenever walking outside at night.  We strongly encourage everyone to use these belts so that they can be seen by traffic, especially in areas where there are no sidewalks.  This is a matter of pikuach nefesh. We thank the families of the Shul who donated to this project.  We suggest a $1 contribution to the Shul for each belt, which you can provide to the office.  Thank you, and please stay safe!

WINTER PARENT/CHILD LEARNING: Our Motzei Shabbat parent/child learning for children grades K and up continues this week, December 7th, at 6:30 pm, in the Beit Midrash. Sponsorships of $36 are available. This week, the learning is being sponsored by Joe & Izzy Yazdi.

WELCOME DINNER: We are pleased to welcome those who are new in our community, including our Bnot Sherut girls, this Shabbat at our Welcome Dinner immediately following Maariv.

SAVE YOUR BLOOD: The 7th Annual St. Louis Jewish Community Blood Drive will be on January 12, 2014. Volunteers are needed for the day of the drive. Contact Judy or Bob Hellman at 862-8432 or See attached letter for more details.


TOUR OF HOLOCAUST MUSEUM: given by Albert and Eva Derby on December 8th at 12:45 pm. The tour is limited to 20 people and there are a few spots open. For further information, contact Hessie Needle at 726-4591 or

WOMEN’S DIVISION TABLECLOTHS: The Women's Division has purchased black and silver tablecloths for Shul members to rent and use. The cost is $6 a cloth and you can return them clean or dirty!!! Please call Bonnie Goldmeier or Bryna Kandel with any questions.


cake decorating demonstration: with Gitti Allman of on, Sunday, December 8th, from 7 – 9 pm at the home of Bonnie & Marshall Friedman, 10123 Winding Ridge Road. Space is limited but we still have a few openings. To RSVP or for more information, contact Aviva Adler at 314-862-5602 or Sponsored by Yeshivat Kadimah High School. $36 per person - $100 sponsorships available.

FALAFEL DINNER AT BYHS: Sunday, December 15th, 4 to 8 pm at Block Yeshiva Girls' School (1146 N. Warson, 63132). Chef Elchanan will be serving falafel, pita, French fries, salads, dips, and pickles for $7.50! Order ahead to get Express Service (and avoid disappointment)! RSVP to Karen at or by calling 314-442-6737 by 1 pm Friday, December 13th. Under supervision of the Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis

A DAY OF PLAY AT EHA: Wednesday December 25th, 9:30 am – Noon at EHA, 1138 N Warson. Activities, music, storytime, and more. Pizza: $2/slice. Other snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.

SAVE JANUARY 11TH FOR SHLOCK ROCK: With Lenny Solomon. Details to follow. Looking for a few more sponsors. Sponsorships include tickets to the concert and a private Friday night dinner with Lenny Solomon. To be a sponsor, contact Bonnie Goldmeier at 314-503-2792.

Community News

JCC Chavayah Overnight Camp for Girls:will be hosting two informational sessions on Sunday 12/15. 2:00 pm at the Oberlanders, 8347 Cornell, and 4:00 pm at the St. Louis Kollel. Come hear about the newest orthodox girls camp in the Midwest. 3½ weeks and 600 acres of lake and outdoor activities plus cultural arts, sports, swimming and ruach-filled Shabbos programs in our Torah-rich environment led by On-Site Director - Mrs. Bracha Polstein. Amazing Teen Program 8th-9th grade. Fee assistance available. Call Wendy Singer 773-516-5883 or visit for more information.

TOMCHEI SHABBOS COOKBOOK. CALLING ALL COOKS!Pleasesend all recipes to And please be clear on ingredients, number of servings, & proper size cooking pan. Questions? Call Bryna at 569-5001 or Jackie at 997-6924. We are also looking for sponsorships at the $36, $72, $100, $180, $360, $500 or $1,000 level. Our goal is to have 100% of the profits of this cookbook go to Tomchei Shabbos.

WOMENS’ TEHILLIM GROUP: Meets at the home of Bobbi Gibli, 2 Delcrest Court, #204, Sundays @ 9:30 am. If you cannot participate in person, call 504-5593. The Tehillim hotline for names and updates is 995-7119.


·                                                                                                                                             Latte and Learning – Wednesday night at Starbucks on Hanley and Wydown, 7:30 pm.

Skyzone – For Sr NCSY at Skyzone in Chesterfield, December 8th, at 3 pm Sunday. Cost is only $10 for 1 hour of bounce time and includes a free pair of Skyzone bounce socks! To RSVP, contact Sam or Rabbi Rovinsky


Mishnat Pinchas V’Sarah: 5 minutes after Kiddush.

Mishmar learning: Thursdays at Young Israel at 8:30 pm.

Bnei Akiva: Bnei Akiva begins the same time as Mincha.

Meals: To arrange to host the Bnot Sherut for a Shabbat lunch, please contact Debby Schuman at 727-3123.

Bnei Akiva Chanukah Event: Dec 7th for grades 2-12 at Centennial Commons, 7210 Olive Blvd, 6:30 – 8:15 pm. $7/person includes dinner, glow in the dark games and a new shirt.  Questions? Contact Adi Feen at 314-862-2740.


Shul Office Hours:  Mon, Fri 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

BUILDING FUNDTues, Wed, Thurs 11 AM – 4 PM

Deadline for announcements:  Noon on Thursday

Deadline for Mazal Tovs 10 AM on Friday

Rabbi Shulman’s personal contact info:

314-725-6130 (home study), 314-313-3120 (cell)

Young Israel Web-site:

To sponsor a weekly Shul Announcement, for $36, email Judy ( or call (314-727-1880)